The Abbey

Working with you so far

Since 2019, we’ve been talking and listening to you to find out what matters to you – what you like, what could be better, and what ideas you have for your community. Throughout 2021 we carried out consultation with you and more than 2000 surveys were completed. We also met with you at the end of 2022 to hear your views directly – thank you to everyone who gave their input.

With your feedback, we created a new and improved design from what we showed you during the Public Exhibition, with as many of the things you want as possible – something that truly everyone will benefit from in some way. We’re now in the process of submitting our outline planning application to Breckland Council to show them what, with your input, we plan to do.

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The Abbey story

Your questions, answered

We've answered some questions about The Abbey. You can find all of these questions and answers below. 

However, if we've not answered your question or you'd like to get in touch with us to discuss something please use the link below to get in touch 

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Timeline so far

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Our promise and support for Abbey residents

Whether you’re a homeowner, a Samphire Homes tenant, a private tenant, or a landlord, we have meaningfully consulted with you so that we understand what matters to you. We promise to keep on listening to your views in the months and years to come; whatever we do on the Abbey will be shaped with your feedback, and we promise to continue engaging and consulting with you throughout the regeneration process.

We’re now in the process of submitting an online planning application to Breckland Council based on the design we showed you at the Public Exhibition, which will give a general idea as to what we want to do. This can take up to a year to be approved, but if successful will give us the go ahead to do something on the Abbey.

Our aim is to bring long-term improvements to the Abbey that tackle the issues that you have told us about in our conversations.

Find out more

Have you got a question for us? Our frequently asked questions might have the answer you need.

Or, please do get in touch with us:

We look forward to speaking to you soon.

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As we near the final phase of Thetford's Abbey Estate consultation, read more here in the Eastern Daily Press' latest article.

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The third stage of consultations into the future of the Abbey Estate took place to gather tenants and residents further views.

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People were asked for their ideas on how the Abbey Estate could be improved to tackle various issues across the estate.

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We ran a series of online workshops during the pandemic to gather tenants and residents views and to establish the main areas of concern across the estate.

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Find out what it's like to live on the Abbey Estate and the areas that residents & tenants feel could be improved to better support the community and make it safer.